… which may or may not be more exciting than the album description bassist Nick Harmer gave Stereogum. Oh, there are definitely guitars on this record… There are just less of them than before and were using them in different ways this time,” Harmer said in response to DCFC’s frontman Ben Gibbard’s claim that Codes And Keys is “not a guitar-based record.” He continued: “Ben was really inspired by writing on acoustic guitar and on a piano, so often those parts become voices or keyboard lines, rather than guitar parts. We really experimented with piecing the songs together in different ways and using the studio differently, so this a much less guitar-centric album than weve ever made before. Sounds like someone’s been listening to too much Radiohead.
Code And Keys is due for release this Spring. Read the rest of Stereogum’s Progress Report feature with Harmer here.